Blue Island Consulting (BIC) Ltd is a UK-based consultancy firm specializing in high-quality, policy-relevant socio-economic research into environmental, natural resource and sustainable development issues. Key areas of technical expertise include: economic valuation of natural resources and ecosystem services, economic impact analysis and policy analysis and appraisal. These approaches have been applied to a wide range of policy relevant case studies, including: terrestrial and marine biodiversity, outdoor recreation and tourism, water, and agri-environment. BIC offers tailored services to a wide range of clients from local, national and international governments, NGOs and the private sector.  BIC’s Director, Professor Mike Christie, is an internationally recognized environmental and ecological economist with over 20 years experience of academic and policy relevant research.